audio problem during gameplay. Realtek HD

By da_2_pacalypse
Sep 5, 2006
  1. The audio works fine for the most part, the only problem is characters speaking during videogames. They talk, but theres no sound. This confuses me, because all the other sounds that are. I realized the problem when I turned on the subtitles and paragraphs from a character would just show up. I have been updating the drivers and getting codecs, but its not working. I saw another forum involving a game called F.E.A.R. that had similar audio problems with their realtek device. If you got any ideas, please help me. Problems like these always give me a headache.....
  2. Sharkfood

    Sharkfood TS Guru Posts: 1,019

    What motherboard do you have, if you know this? If not, you may wish to download and run CPU-Z or Everest to determine this.

    I've had similar problems with integrated RealTek ALC chipsets and the solution was to download the motherboard maker's version of the AC'97 codecs. Sometimes they do not have 100% compatibility with the reference RealTek drivers and this fixes them.

    Example- an Asus P4P800E-Deluxe only seems to work with voice-overs with the Asus V3.55 Realtek drivers. Using Realtek's 3.5x to 3.92 will only yield missing or choppy voices yet all other sound effects are fine.
  3. da_2_pacalypse

    da_2_pacalypse TS Rookie Topic Starter


    I have tried both CPU-Z and Everest, but Im not exactly sure what information to look for,

    Motherboard Properties:
    Motherboard ID 63-0100-000001-00101111-031006-C51G$1ADBE007_A7207NE7 V1.17 DATE:03/10/06
    Motherboard Name MSI K8NGM2-L (MS-7207G)

    Front Side Bus Properties:
    Bus Type AMD Hammer
    Real Clock 200 MHz
    Effective Clock 200 MHz
    HyperTransport Clock [ TRIAL VERSION ]

    Memory Bus Properties:
    Bus Type Dual DDR SDRAM
    Bus Width 128-bit
    DRAM:FSB Ratio CPU/12
    Real Clock 201 MHz (DDR)
    Effective Clock 402 MHz
    Bandwidth [ TRIAL VERSION ] MB/s

    Motherboard Physical Info:
    CPU Sockets/Slots 1 Socket 939
    Expansion Slots [ TRIAL VERSION ]
    RAM Slots 4 DDR DIMM
    Integrated Devices Audio, Video, LAN
    Form Factor Micro ATX
    Motherboard Size 240 mm x 240 mm
    Motherboard Chipset GeForce6100
    Extra Features [ TRIAL VERSION ]

    Motherboard Manufacturer:
    Company Name Micro-Star International
    Product Information
    BIOS Download

    Even if I do find out the motherboard, where do i find download the motherboard maker's version of the AC'97 codecs
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